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Matthew A. Cobabe

Assistant Professor
Matthew A. Cobabe
3100 Pamplin (0101)
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Ph.D.  University of Oklahoma


Management Accounting


Dr. Cobabe’s research interests include financial reporting, voluntary disclosure, segment reporting quality (the reporting of the operating segments of a company in the disclosures with its financial statements), and the effect of management on accounting disclosure.

His dissertation examines how a firm’s valuation is affected by segment disclosures of peers. His work in progress includes an experimental examination of the perceived value of stock options and a paper on the impact of sement reporting on returns and trading volume around mergers and acquisitions announcements.

Cobabe has taught courses in cost accounting and managerial accounting. His awards include the Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year at the University of Oklahoma, the Robberson Conference Presentation Travel Grant, and the Ben Barnett Ph.D. Scholarship.

He has also worked as an accountant in Oren, Utah.